Jenny Beyer | Naïma Mazic | Patricia Carolin Mai | Reut Shemesh | Teresa Hoffmann
GETTING TO KNOW HAMBURG CHOREOGRAPHERS
This practical dance course introduces participants to the basics of contemporary dance and gives them a chance to get to know Hamburg choreographers Jenny Beyer and Teresa Hoffmann, as well as current K3 resident choreographers Patricia Carolin Mai, Reut Shemesh and Naïma Mazic, who will be showing new pieces in Hamburg during the up-coming season. Every choreographer will lead one course unit each and teach their methods and artistic focuses, both physically and practically in a short dance workshop.
Open for everyone who is interested | No previous knowledge needed
Registration ONLY via "VHS Hamburg": Tel.: 040/427 3 - 12020
Fax: 040/427 3 - 12038 | E-Mail: Nord@vhs-hamburg.de
Information about the event
Jenny BeyerShe began working as a freelance dancer in the Netherlands in 2002, where she also produced her first own choreographic pieces. In 2007, she was resident choreographer at K3. Her pieces have toured internationally and been presented e.g. at the Spring Dance Festival/Utrecht, Impulstanz/Vienna, Sophiensaele Berlin and at the Dampfzentrale Bern. She is a co-founder of the artist initiative Sweet&Tender Collaborations and in summer 2010 initiated together with K3 the Sweet &Tender project Treffen Total. At Kampnagel, she has produced e.g. III (2010), WALZ'R (2011) and the duet HAUT (2012).
Naïma Mazicis founder of the company n ï m. She was part of danceWEB15 & the Hip-Hop Continuum of Jacob’s Pillow, studied at P.A.R.T.S., the Reykjavik Academy of Arts, and the Vienna Conservatory. Her focus is the exploration of the relationship between dance and music through rhythm within the field of Jazz.
In the K3-Residency 18/19 Naïma Mazic continues to explore the relationship between Dance and Jazz Music. She investigates how rhythm manifests itself in dance and how different rhythmicalities change the quality of movement. Through the work with polyrhythms Naïma wants to slow down and speed up time within time, and let dance and music communicate within that friction. Her recent questions are: How can tools and specificities of Jazz Music flourish within dance? How can the pulse between dancers and musicians be shared? What makes movement groove and swing?
Patricia Carolin Maistudied dance at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp, the SNDO Amsterdam and Performance Studies at the University of Hamburg. The focus of her is the examination of the body as a central memory of memories. She presented her work at international festivals and more. in Israel, Belgium and Korea.
As part of her residency 18/19 at K3, she continues her research on "bodies in extreme states". She researches together with 70 people of all ages to HAMONIM - "what moves the crowd". In it she examines, i.a. through such different approaches to movement as Shiatsu, Aikido, and Capoeira, how the contrast between normality and state of emergency affects human groups, and whether the sense of overwork and powerlessness can serve as a starting point to renegotiate community.
Reut Shemeshstudied choreography at ArtEZ (NL) and completed a Masters at the Academy of Media Arts (Cologne). Alongside her creative work, she is teaching choreography in several Universities. Shemesh's artistic spectrum ranges from contemporary choreography through experimental film to poetry. Her works were presented in many venues and festivals.
Shemesh will dedicate a research to the exposure of the female Hasidic identity, by looking at embodied repetitive rituals, their social manifestation, their effect on gender roles in regard to her personal biography. Throughout the process of incorporating such rituals in contemporary practice, Shemesh will be using different working strategies such as re-enactment photography, and interviews. The project's aim is the creation of a contemporary group piece, with both, contemporary dancers and femaleorthodox Jews from the local community.